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“Cute, delicious lunch spot”

Kai Whakapai Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #13 of 95 Restaurants in Wanaka
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on the Lake Wanaka lakefront Kai Whakapai Cafe & Bar is known as the Wanaka Institution. A place to slow down and take the load off. Sit down and slow down. Meet friends, new and old, tell stories. Make stories. We serve good food, good brews, good music and a good attitude to good people. So come on down and experience a bit of local Wanaka. We are Kai.
Reviewed 1 January 2024

We wandered in looking for a quick bite to eat, and this place over delivered! We had the best steak sandwiches and nachos, and chicken pie here. The counter staff was really nice, and attentive to our boys’ nut allergies, and was willing to double check ingredients for us. Great place!

Date of visit: December 2023
Thank wallymama
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Had breakfast here twice during our three night stay in Wanaka. The Turkish bread is amazing, i’ll be dreaming of it. Lots of outdoor seating. Very nice service.

Date of visit: December 2023
Thank sarahewill
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Had brunch here 3 times during our weeks stay, we wanted to try different things on the menu. Was not so fussed on these lunch menu so gave that a miss - had a coffee instead. Lovely coffee...

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Visited Oct 2023 for Breakfast for our 30th wedding anniversary.
Service was excellent, eggs benedict were perfect, coffee very good and the two glasses of sparkling to celebrate nice where lovely.
Great location opposite the lake with tables outside.
We would return in a flash, maybe for lunch next time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank whitey7
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Busy little corner cafe. Stopped there a few times in August for breakfast and coffee. Good service, coffee and food, with indoor and outside tables

Date of visit: August 2023
Thank Peter L
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